Malawian hip-hop artist Tay Grin has finally released the much anticipated ‘Chipapapa’
music video which costed a whopping K5.5 million (about US
$7,500) to produce.
The song and video feature Nigeria’s music legend 2Baba aka 2Face.
Shot in the gold mining town of Nigel in Gauteng Province, South Africa in February this year by Pilot Films Video Company, the video promises to propel the Malawian artist to another level on international platform if the quality and the concept is anything to go by.
The video has been directed by legendary director Bruce Patterson who has created noteworthy music videos for big South African artists such as Teargas, KO, Donald and Mi Casa, just to name
but a few.
Tay Grin could not resist it but to thank GOD for the talent and success.
“As I release this video I pray that he guides it further to reach greater heights and to achieve greater things for our industry and country. My love for music and culture is my contribution to my nation,” said Tay Grin.
“I pray that people see the power that lies in believing, hard work and perseverance through any obstacles life throws your way. Thanks to the team, family and friends who stood by me and gave me guidance. This is just the beginning”.
Surely the video will set a trend and a mark for Malawi to claim its spot on the African music scene
and compete with the best of the best on the continent and overseas.
“Chipapapa” video features a variety of super models and Soweto’s finest dancers. Styling was done by South Africa’s Maestro Holdings and Lilongwe’s deputy mayor Kwame Bandawe also makes a cameo in the video.
Here are the video links:
Chipapapa video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0L2XpldqM Behind the scenes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3D-m7dOXqo